A true Italian jewel, Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, at 20 million tourists each year!! Ser in a picturesque lagoon connected by walkways, over 400 bridges, and over 117 splendid canals. Due to the fact that Venice was able to remain independent for over 1000 years, the city of canals was able to create its own unique style in regards to art and architecture. Whether you take a famous gondola ride down the Grand Canal, visit the house of Marco Polo, take a walk through St. Mark’s Square to see the bell tower, you’ll see why artists like composer Antoni Vivaldi and playwright Giacomo Casanova called La Serenissima home. No trip to Italy would be complete without a visit to this enchanting city.